Crumbs from the Table of Joy

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May 27 – June 25, 2006 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Lynn Nottage, the award-winning author of such plays as Intimate Apparel and Fabulation, makes her Goodman debut with this thoughtful, touching and funny play.

It’s 1950 and Godfrey Crump has just lost his wife. But finding solace in Father Devine and the Peace Mission Movement, he pulls up stakes and moves his teenage daughters to be close to the Mission. Told through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter Ernestine, Crumbs from the Table of Joy aims straight at the heart in a story where “we all escape somewhere and take comfort sometimes in things we don’t understand.”

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  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are Nambi E. Kelley (Ernestine Crump), Bakesta King (Ermina Crump), and John Steven Crowley (Godfrey Crump).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are Nambi E. Kelley (Ernestine Crump), Bakesta King (Ermina Crump), and Ella Joyce (Lily Ann Green).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are John Steven Crowley (Godfrey Crump) and Ella Joyce (Lily Ann Green).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are Ella Joyce (Lily Ann Green), Karen Janes Woditsch (Gerte), and Nambi E. Kelley (Ernestine Crump).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are Nambi E. Kelley (Ernestine Crump), Bakesta King (Ermina Crump), Ella Joyce (Lily Ann Green), and John Steven Crowley (Godfrey Crump).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, are Ella Joyce (Lily Ann Green) and Nambi E. Kelley (Ernestine Crump)

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, is Bakesta King (Ermina Crump).

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
    Pictured in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, part of the 2005/06 season, is John Steven Crowley (Godfrey Crump).

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